coconut rum cookies with chocolate kiss in the middle

Coconut Rum Cookies

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes
  • Yield: 3 dozen 1x

These delicious coconut rum cookies are going to be a hit for any occasion!



  • 1 1/2 cups butter, room temperature
  • 4 tablespoons Coconut Rum
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 (7 oz.) bag sweetened coconut
  • 1 (12 oz.) bag chocolate kisses (dark or milk) unwrapped


  1. Cream the butter and sugar together with a mixer until combined.
  2. Add vanilla and 2 tablespoons of the rum then beat together for 2-3 minutes.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk the flour and salt together.
  4. Turn the mixer on low, then start adding the flour to the butter and sugar a little at a time until all the flour is incorporated.
  5. Cover the cookie dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  6. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  7. Make an egg wash by beating the egg with the remaining 2 tablespoons of rum.
  8. Scoop the dough into balls using a 1 1/2 tablespoon scoop, dip into the egg wash and roll in the coconut.
  9. Place the cookies on a baking sheet that’s been sprayed with cooking spray and bake for 20-25 minutes until slightly browned on the edges.
  10. While the cookies are still warm, press one chocolate kiss into the center of each cookie.

Recipe Notes

You can store these cookies in a container for 3-4 days after baking.

  • Category: dessert
  • Method: oven
  • Cuisine: American

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